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      Louisiana Purchase

      Released Dec 31, 1941 1h 38m Musical Comedy List
      Reviews 73% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Facing a corruption probe headed by Senator Oliver Loganberry (Victor Moore), a few shady Louisiana businessmen try to blame their crimes on associate Jim Taylor (Bob Hope). Taylor, meanwhile, tries to maneuver the senator into a sex scandal by arranging for a meeting between Loganberry and exotic bombshell Marina Von Minden (Vera Zorina). But Taylor himself develops feelings for Von Minden, and, as this musical satire heads for home, the combatants brace for a showdown at the state capital. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This pic is so lame, even the Irvin Berlin musical numbers stink. Rated: C Jul 11, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D The fun script gives hope a lot to work with. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/24 Full Review Audience Member Colorful Paramount musicomedy based on the hit Irving Berlin stage show; the film version loses most of the music, and the hit song ("It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow") is heard mostly in the background. Moore, Zorina and Bordoni repeat their stage roles, and Hope spoofs Jimmy Stewart's filibuster from MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm watching the always reliable Bob Hope in this witty and amusing musical. It's worth the watch for Hope's steady dry humor, the excellent music and the Technicolor filming! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Very funny Bob Hope movie, filled with his unique brand of dry humor. Vera Zorina is a bland love interest, but the supporting cast is great, especially Victor Moore. Great costumes and fine sets. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Hope has fun with politics in a period piece film. Need I say more? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Bob Hope one of the best comedians of all time Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Facing a corruption probe headed by Senator Oliver Loganberry (Victor Moore), a few shady Louisiana businessmen try to blame their crimes on associate Jim Taylor (Bob Hope). Taylor, meanwhile, tries to maneuver the senator into a sex scandal by arranging for a meeting between Loganberry and exotic bombshell Marina Von Minden (Vera Zorina). But Taylor himself develops feelings for Von Minden, and, as this musical satire heads for home, the combatants brace for a showdown at the state capital.
      Director
      Irving Cummings
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 31, 1941, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 28, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 38m